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        11-21-2012, 11:19 AM
      #11
    Banned
    My horses are done every 6 weeks, mostly because JJ has front shoes and needs them reset within 6 weeks.

    $25.00 for a trim for each of the barefoot Arabians, and $45.00 for a trim and front shoes for JJ. I add another $5.00 in as a travel fee, even though my farrier hasn't asked for it.
         
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        11-21-2012, 11:21 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    My two horses are done every 6 to 7 weeks. During the winter, I stretch it out another couple weeks, as their feet don't grow as much in the cold winter, and they aren't getting ridden on a regular basis.

    Barefoot trim is $30

    I will be putting shoes on Red next year, for traction purposes, so we'll see about that next year.
         
        11-21-2012, 12:40 PM
      #13
    Foal
    Just was wondering :) My gelding goes every 12-15 weeks before he needs a trim. Can't do it any sooner bc his feet don't grow very fast. But one farrier I uses charges $28 another is $35 and the other is $50. I think $50 is a little ridiculous for just a trim in my opinion. Lol
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        11-21-2012, 12:50 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I pay $50 for a trim every 8 weeks. Lowest I've seen here is $30 but those people are a huge gamble average is about 40-45. I will never leave my farrier and I have no problem paying the $50 he deserves it my horse is kind of a twit sometimes. But in summer when she gets front shoes its $100 for fronts with trim all 4 and they still go 8 weeks.

    He has shown me how to rasp to fix them up if there are chips or if I think they have grown more than normal but I'm terribly afraid to do it myself.
         
        11-21-2012, 01:36 PM
      #15
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    I pay $45 for a trim every six weeks. My mustang grows hoof like crazy, we're working on lowering his heels, and the ground in this area is so soft that there's really nothing to wear down his feet.

    My mare also gets hers done every six weeks. She's full shod right now, but we'll be transitioning to unshod in the back soon.
         
        11-21-2012, 01:43 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Our girls are trimmed on a 6 week schedule (we do touch up work in between). He charges $40 a horse (it was lower when we were able to split the farm call charge with our neighbor's but they have moved) - we end up paying $45-50 including tip because I love our farrier and he has never failed us, always gone the extra mile if/when needed, etc. It is money well spent because I like his work.
         
        11-21-2012, 02:05 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Runninghot88    
    Just was wondering :) My gelding goes every 12-15 weeks before he needs a trim. Can't do it any sooner bc his feet don't grow very fast. But one farrier I uses charges $28 another is $35 and the other is $50. I think $50 is a little ridiculous for just a trim in my opinion. Lol
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    $50 per trim is only ridiculous if the $28 guy is giving you as good or better quality of trim. There is no replacement for, nor any amount of value on, that "gut instinct" that not every Keeper of Hooves might possess

    Poppy 1356 said: "Lowest I've seen here is $30 but those people are a huge gamble".

    There can be a lot of truth to that, too.

    I do know some farriers in my area that still charge their "10 years ago rates" to the customers that have been with them that long. The new clients pay for the increased costs of gas, farriers tools, shoes, nails, etc.
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        11-21-2012, 02:07 PM
      #18
    Trained
    I just had my new filly's feet trimmed this morning by a new to me farrier. I ordinarily do them myself, but the filly's feet were in awful shape, she has no training, and I wanted them done pronto. It was $50 for the trim. My old farrier moved, she charged $45 for one and 80 for two and she has a degree in equine podiatry and multiple certifications. It is/was a relatively long distance for both to my residence.
         
        11-21-2012, 02:26 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Yes the $28 guy gives me a better trim. Only difference is the $50 guy goes to the expensive barns and charges that even though they do the same quality work. Kind of like brand name vs off brand lol
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        11-21-2012, 03:01 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Typical time is 6-8 weeks
    My horse is great only need done every 12ish weeks if that :)
    36$ for a trim
         

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